Jerry D. Young Memorial Field

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Jerry D. Young Memorial Field
Location University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294
Opened February 26, 1984
Owner University of Alabama at Birmingham
Operator University of Alabama at Birmingham
Surface Natural grass
Capacity 1,000
Tenants
UAB Blazers baseball (NCAA Division I C-USA (1984-Present)

Jerry D. Young Memorial Field, located in Birmingham, Alabama is the home field for the UAB Blazers baseball team. The stadium opened in 1984, and is named in honor of former UAB administrator Jerry D. Young, who was responsible for the establishment and early development of the program. It currently has a seating capacity of 1,000.[1]

History[edit]

The facility opened on February 26, 1984, with the Blazers defeating the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores by a final score of 14-8. Approximately one year later, the stadium was renamed in honor of Jerry D. Young on April 18, 1985. By 1992 the facility served as the site for first Great Midwest Conference Baseball Championship, in which the Blazers would be victorious. Through the 2007 season, UAB has an all-time record of 426-279-1 at Young Memorial Field.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2007 UAB Baseball Media Guide "Jerry D. Young Memorial Field". UAB Sports Information Department, UABsports.com. Accessed September 27, 2008.

Coordinates: 33°29′54″N 86°48′36″W / 33.49824°N 86.810115°W / 33.49824; -86.810115